Professors have their comprehensive theories
On the theme of intelligence and all its variations;
The kids I just called “baseball smart”
Have wound up tenurized into
A “body-kinesthetic” category.
There are seven others, by the way,
Activities like avatars for inner personality,
With talking or reading or computation,
With melodies, diaries, friendships,
With nature walks. It’s eight varieties and counting,
A theory that helps a lot in explanation.

You wonder about the theories of
The pre-professor Plato, with his thoughts
About the balance of opposites.
No beautiful without the ugly,
No justice without injustice,
No big/strong/hot without the small/weak/cool.
This might explain our times, maybe all times,
How humans embody another eight
Contrasting variations, this time
On the theme of foolishness.